“The funny thing is I’m such a Twitter and Instagram novice…. I only very recently discovered what “shipping” was. [I thought] “Why is everyone saying shipping all the time? What does this mean?” And I didn’t understand how to retweet things. I kept sending people the wrong things. It was very embarrassing.”
“I live on an airplane. I don’t really live anywhere at the moment. I lived in L.A. for a while and I kind of live in L.A. now. I live in England to do stuff, I lived in Atlanta … I could possibly be moving back there, so I kind of live everywhere, but my favorite place to live is L.A.”
Endless list of favorite Theatre People✧ Mike Faist “I realized that there seems to be a general lack of self-love and empathy in our society. I hope that when people see the show, they’ll say, ‘Oh, I am loved. I’m exactly who I am, and I am enough.”
endless list of favorite people || minerva mcgonagall || harry potter
“Now, the Vanishing Spell –" "Hem, hem.“ "I wonder,” said Professor McGonagall in cold fury, turning on Professor Umbridge, “how you expect to gain an idea of my usual teaching methods if you continue to interrupt me? You see, I do not generally permit people to talk when I am talking.”
I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.
There’s a story that I lied when I said I had horse-riding experience when I was auditioning for the Narnia films. They asked me if I’d been on a horse before and I said yes, because I had. It’s just that it was when I was five and it was a Shetland pony. But that’s not the point—I answered the question truthfully.
“I have to struggle to change people’s perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I’m this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I’m absolutely not like that at all. I think I’m much more outgoing and exuberant than my image.“
I grew up on a movie set, and before I was an actor, I wanted so badly to be part of this feeling, where everybody was protecting this treasure. Everybody would…work too many hours and sacrifice their lives to discover something. I felt that protection, and I know the possibility that it exists. I want to be responsible for it so badly.
“When I’m home sick or tired because I’ve been on the road for a long time — which is where I am now — I remember how much I believe that people were meant to do certain things. So sometimes, when I feel like I can’t do something, I end up having my best day and making my best work. I’m like, "Come on Shawn, this is what you are meant to do!” Other than that, perspective is the best thing in the world. I’ve just begun telling myself, live day-by-day, and when things get really hard, live hour-by-hour. It completely calms me down.“
“For starters, there are people. People that I feel connected to, all over the world, that are innocent, yet they are locked up in prison. And they are trapped by circumstance or by things that have happened in the past. And then there are people without the privilege that we have and they feel threatened because they love a person who the world has decided that they shouldn’t love. It’s wrong. Terrible. (…) So am I supposed to pretend that I’m not upset? Am I supposed to pretend that this is okay? (…) This is the 21st century people, GET OVER IT!”
Film is an avenue that I really want to explore more. I’ve learned that my personality is quite impulsive and spontaneous, so the idea that I could play a character for six months and then play something else immediately after is really appealing to me.